After reading three of the games, I can say I find this guy even more accessible than Jeremy Silman for instance, just to give an idea how great this book is for the club player.
Three games, all with Black and ending in mate. For instance:
Nezhmetdinov vs Kosolopov 1936
No winning endgame mularkey here!
The notes are fantastic and geared to to the club player. He even explains openings fundamental variations/ideas, and would have been a superb high-school chess coach for example.
He points out, for example, that he had a forced mate as early as move 20 with 20..Qxh2+ queen sac instead of 20…Nh5, and that he had a quicker win by playing 14..Rh6 instead if White plays 15.Qb3+, 16.Qxb7.
This trap is sick
Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov vs Alexander Ivanovich Konstantinov
Rashid points out that 10..Bc3+? also fails to 11.cxB Qxc+, 12.Qd2 QxRa1, 13.c3 d4, 14.cxd (14…Qxd4?? Bb5+) 14…Nf5, 15. Nb5 0-0, 16.0-0 a6, 16.Nc3 trapping the queen (18.Bb2). I mean, do most books go out of the way to point out other win in 8 type moves? This was pre-computer era. I mean, it’s in his own words these variations, and this was before the personal computer era!